There are a lot of things to love about Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Its endearing mashup of classic Mario mechanics and turn-based strategy, the emotional director who brought the game to life and, of course, its brilliant score. So, here's a video showing you how that orchestral magic was brought to life.

Written by Grant Kirkhope - he of Banjo-Kazooie, GoldenEye 007 and Yooka-Laylee fame - you'll hear about the origins of each themE, what it was like to write for a Mario game, as well as zipping from Prague to Paris and back again to see the music being recorded with a live orchestra, and an opera singer, in all its glory.

We love these behind-the-scenes videos, and we're huge fans of Mr Kirkhope's back catalogue, so give it a watch and let us know you made of it...